THE DOOBIE BROTHERS & GREGG ALLMAN ANNOUNCE LATE SUMMER CO-HEADLINING DATES
Rock legends and GRAMMY® Award winners The Doobie Brothers and Gregg Allman have added a run of late summer 2015 co-headlining dates, beginning August 19, in Boston, MA, and concluding in September.
“We’ve played shows with Gregg and The Allman Brothers over the years, starting in 1974,“ The Doobie Brothers’ Tom Johnston recalls.” It’s always been something I’ve looked forward to and enjoyed for the high energy and soulful experience that it is!”
FRIEND ROULETTE “STONED ALONE”
Brooklyns wonderfully enigmatic Friend Roulette will release their sophomore LP, I See You. Your Eyes Are Red. on June 2 via Goodnight Records.
SPIN announced the album this week when they premiered the cascading psychedelic track, Stoned Alone saying, “It is re-introducing us to the band’s enigmatic ability to wrap feelings of impending danger in relaxing, mellow psychedelia… ‘Stoned’ blends piercing electric wind elements into the group’s usual orchestral rock repertoire.” Matthew Meade (guitars & vocals) says Stoned Alone is about “the unfortunate process of dying from an overdose,” while Julia Tepper (vocals & violin) adds a hint of optimism. “Its an anthem for anyone who goes to a dark place when they turn inward. The song tells a lonely story about dying alone with a funky bass-line to remind us that everything’s ok.
ERIC CLAPTON TO RELEASE 3-DISC “BEST OF” COMPILATION
Legendary songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and 19-time Grammy Award-winner Eric Clapton will release a brand-new ‘Best Of’ compilation, entitled Forever Man, via Reprise Records on April 28th in the U.S.
Featuring 51 tracks over three CDs, Forever Man spans three decades of Clapton’s Reprise Records years and features classic studio tracks and a Blues-themed disc.
JON DEROSA TO RELEASE ‘BLACK HALO’ ALBUM TRAILER
Black Halo the second full-length release from Jon DeRosa, following up 2013’s A Wolf In Preacher’s Clothes (Rocket Girl). After moving from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in early 2014, DeRosa began frequenting Joshua Tree and other sparsely populated nature destinations in California. His spiritual attraction to and fascination with the solitude and openness of these new landscapes, combined with his penchant for 60’s pop songwriting and orchestration, largely inspired the vast “West Coast” sound of Black Halo.
Though the amply bearded, heavily-tattooed DeRosa looks the part of Hells Angel-meets-Source Family member, his striking baritone is more in tune with the Golden Age of crooners, 1950’s Nelson Riddle arrangements and 1960’s teen love songs. Known for his dreamlike ambient-pop work as Aarktica, DeRosa integrates those signature otherworldly elements into the songs on Black Halo, combining a certain kind of occult mysticism with a refined orchestral sound. His ability to successfully blend such disparate elements is what makes his music so strikingly original and DeRosa such a singular character. But then again, this is the kind of thing that can happen when your past includes studying under minimalist pioneer La Monte Young, making records with Alan Sparhawk of Low, collaborating with Stephin Merritt, and touring Europe with Lydia Lunch.
KINGPIN “SHUT THIS DOWN”
London rapper Kingpin releases the visuals to “Shut This Down”. The first single off his upcoming EP « Life Sentence”, which will drop via «Dopeshit Records».
The EP entails 10 tracks produced by VR with the collaboration of different musicians : Mat Davies (bass), Alessandro Cappelli (guitar) and Alex Schneiter (trumpet). The EP “Life Sentence” will be available june 2015 on cd/digital and vinyls.
GRACE TEAMS UP WITH G-EAZY AND QUINCY JONES TO RECREATE LESLEY GORE’S 1963 HIT “YOU DON’T OWN ME”
RCA Records’ latest vocal powerhouse, GRACE, has teamed up with G-Eazy and Quincy Jones for a new version of Lesley Gore’s 1963 hit song “You Don’t Own Me.” Considered one of the first female empowerment anthems of the 60’s, GRACE delivers the song’s original message with a vigor that still rings true today. G-Eazy punctuates the song with timely lyrics that praises female independence. “You Don’t Own Me” is currently available for purchase or streaming.
Recorded before Gore’s passing, legendary award winning producer Quincy Jones – the producer of the 1963 version and several other Gore hits – gave his stamp of approval by co-producing this version alongside fast rising hit producer Parker Ighile, who gives the production a hard-hitting 2015 electro hip-hop edge.
DAWIN SERVES UP NEW SINGLE “DESSERT”
Dawin is back with his brand new single “Dessert”—available today via Casablanca Records. You can listen to it on his YouTube page HERE!
“Dessert” follows the Brooklyn producer and singer’s ubiquitous 2014 smash “Just Girly Things.” Once again flaunting his danceable production and a sweetly smooth hook, “Dessert” solidifies Dawin as a genuine dance floor impresario both behind the board and on the mic. Be on the lookout for the lyric video premiere very soon.
BROKEN WATER “WASTED”
Olympia’s Broken Water will release their new LP, Wrought, next Tuesday, March 24th on Night-People Records. Having already shared album opener and lead single
“High-Lo,” the band shows their fuzzier, noisier side with “Wasted.” Featuring lead vocals from guitarist Jon Hanna above aggressive, distorted guitars, you can stream “Wasted” where it premiered with Impose Magazine.
BK BAMBINO VIDEO “SHERIFF”
The video for “Sheriff” shows off a dope production from D Phelps, BK’s skills as an emcee, but also shines a light on the personality behind it all. It is refreshing to say the least and BK is definitely going to be around and making noise for a long time.
RAEKWON SET TO RELEASE FLY INTERNATIONAL LUXURIOUS ART ON APRIL 28th
ICEH2O, the label founded by hip hop legend and multi-platinum selling artist, RAEKWON, and Caroline are pleased to announce today the release of Raekwon’s FLY INTERNATIONAL LUXURIOUS ART (F.I.L.A.), his sixth studio album release, on April 28th. The album is available for pre-order here.
RAEKWON, who is a member of the iconic platinum-selling rap group, WUTANG, released his the first street song, “Wall To Wall,” featuring Busta Rhymes and French Montana on February 24th to high marks. The song has graced the Top 5 (#4) of “iTunes Hot Tracks” feature in its first day of release and can be purchased here.
“LED ZEPPELIN” MOVIE CONCERT TONIGHT
Fathom Events announced today the next concert event in its “Classic Music Series” — “LED ZEPPELIN.” Presented in partnership with Swan Song and Atlantic Records, this event comes to select movie theaters nationwide on Monday, March 30 at 7:30 pm (local time). “LED ZEPPELIN” captures the magic and excitement of the world’s greatest rock band on stage. The cinema event will give fans a larger-than-life concert experience as the legendary foursome John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant perform songs from their celebrated catalog, including “Whole Lotta Love,” “Rock And Roll,” “Kashmir,” “Stairway to Heaven” and many more.
Tickets for “LED ZEPPELIN” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
LAUREN SHERA’S “LIGHT AND DUST” MUSIC VIDEO
Today, NPR Music’s All Songs TV premieres an exclusive First Watch of Lauren Shera’s music video for “Light and Dust.” “The video has all the imagery of a 1970s folk-rock mythology,” says NPR, noting that the track itself “introduces the new direction she took on her third studio album, Gold and Rust.” Watch the video here.
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LISTEN TO THE FULL-ALBUM PREMIERE OF BUFFALO KILLERS’ ANDY GABBARD’S DEBUT SOLO ALBUM
“…simultaneously distorted, psychedelic and enthusiastic. Cut in one 12-hour session with Gabbard on every instrument, one track barrels into the next, urgent but not rushed, and evokes some of the fantastical imagery of Syd Barrett and Roky Erickson and the fuzzy bliss of Dinosaur Jr. and the Atomic Bitchwax.” – ALL MUSIC
NEW SINGLE BY JON REGEN
On April 28, 2015, Motéma Music will release Stop Time, the label debut of acclaimed singer/songwriter and pianist Jon Regen.
Produced by Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Paul McCartney), and featuring Davey Faragher and Pete Thomas from Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Stop Time finds Regen at the peak of his songwriting and pianistic powers, with ten original tunes that brim with humor and heart. Songs like “I Will Wait,” “Morning Papers” and “Stop Time” prove Regen a master of the sticky lyric and the penetrating piano hook, recalling the work of forbears like Billy Joel and Randy Newman while simultaneously showcasing Regen’s singular take on modern love.
Today, The Wall Street Journal premiered the album’s first single, “I Will Wait,” calling it “a breezy pop tune built around Regen’s rolling piano chords and pleasantly rumpled voice. He’s a confident, soulful singer who steers the melody with ease…”
MAESTUS DEBUT FULL LENGTH STREAM
Pacific Northwestern blackened doom collective, MAESTUS, recently unveiled the forlorn fruit of their debut full-length, Voir Dire. Comprised of Stephen Parker (Arkhum) and Jarrod Hyam (Sophos), with Kenneth Parker (Grst) and Cordell Cline (Dimensionless) recently enlisted to fulfill rhythm duties, Voir Dire was engineered and mixed during the Summer months of 2014 at Parker’s own The Wilderness Studio and delivers seventy-four minutes of heart-blistering grimness, concluding with a four-part epic, “Opaque Shadows In Framed Stillness,” the duration of which makes up nearly half the record’s length. Mastered by Agalloch’s Jason Walton at Earth In Sound in October 2014, Voir Dire integrates black metal, doom and ambient, resulting in a caustic yet lush confessional.
‘ROSALINE’ THE NEW EP FROM INDIE ARTIST SCOTT JAMES + “WHEN MY EYES”
Scott James – praised by American Songwriter for his “captivating voice” – returns with a new EP, Rosaline, set for release on July 7. Produced and mixed by Warren Huart (The Fray, James Blunt), Rosaline demonstrates James’ keen ability for writing highly personal songs that resonate with listeners because of their universal themes and thought-provoking lyrics. See below for track listing.
The 19-year-old California-bred, New York-based artist will celebrate the release of Rosaline with tour dates on both coasts, which will be announced shortly. James gives fans a first listen to the track “When My Eyes” in his new performance video, which can be viewed HERE. The EP song features Greg Leisz (Beck, Sheryl Crow) on pedal steel guitar and cellist Oliver Kraus (Sia, Beth Orton).
TWO CARTOONS EP STREAM
Hailing from Dunedin, New Zealand, surf-rock/pop duo Two Cartoons formed with the initial mindset to harness and channel the feel of summer and their continued love for bands like Best Coast, Wavves and The Drums. Within their first 12 months their debut single ‘Better Coast’ was featured on New Zealand’s CMJ Music USA compilation album, supported by a headlining NZ tour and their debut EP ‘Jelly Tip Lips’, with their second EP ‘Tiny Terrors’ following shortly after. Both were released to critical acclaim, earning four and five star ratings in NZ media. Focusing on simple, stone-age garage rock songwriting mixed with catchy vocals and youthful exuberance, Two Cartoons revelled in their live performances, taking their mix of high energy music and comedic interplay wherever they could, from stages to drunken house parties across the country.
SYGNAL TO NOISE ‘BROKEN’ VIDEO RELEASED
Modern rock band Sygnal to Noise released their debut video “Broken” from their debut EP “Without Color”. The video clip for “Broken” can be seen below. “Broken” was produced by Krazy Eye Productions out of Biddeford, ME. “Without Color” was recorded at Halo Studio’s in Windham, Maine by John Wyman. Mastering was done by 3 time Grammy Award winner Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering studio in Portland, Maine.
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE RELEASES LYRIC VIDEO FOR “LITTLE WANDERER”
PREMIERE OF THE MILEY CYRUS BANGERZ TOUR DVD TRAILER
JAMES GARDIN “NO ONE”
James Gardin recently wrapped up work on his next project, “Living Daylights”, which is set to release independently on March 31, 2015. The release features eight tracks including collabs with Sareem Poems (Illect Recordings) among others. The full project features production by KuroiOto.
The first single “No One” features an uptempo beat by KuroiOto. You can’t help but nod your head to this one.
KINGS DESTROY “W2”
Today, Brooklyn stoner rock/doom collective, KINGS DESTROY, are pleased to unveil, “W2,” the first single from their forthcoming new, self-titled full-length.
PERDIDO KEY “LOST IS FOUND”
Lost in depths of New York City’s underground club scene, you’ll find two producers collecting fragments of inspiration in the oddest places. On any night of the week you might find them raving in an abandoned Chinese restaurant or spinning records in one of Brooklyn’s many illegal DIY venues. The duo has channeled their inspirations into the studio, crafting analog heavy left-field house and techno designed for sweaty basements and dark warehouses.